I’m getting divorced – do my kids get to decide who they live with?

The simple answer is generally no with a “but”. People facing a divorce are often paralyzed with grief and fear. One of the most difficult issues to navigate is how are you going to be able to successfully co-parent your children. From the court’s vantage point,...

Helping Your Children with Change – Back to School

Your children are about to go or have just gone back to school which creates many chances to help them get used to switching gears, remembering or learning new routines, and dealing with some inevitable reaction to things changing from summer schedule to fall.  Back...

Dealing with Disappointment and Divorce – Facing the New Normal

When divorce is discussed or in process, every member of the family experiences many difficult feelings: sadness, anger, confusion as well as disappointment. As a coach and child specialist, I have witnessed the challenges faced by separating parents. Parents and...

Do I Need a Premarital Agreement?

 A very frequent question I am asked in my practice is do I need premarital (or sometimes referred to as a Prenuptial) Agreement.  A premarital agreement can be important to someone for a variety of different reasons.  The first important aspect of deciding whether...

Kids, Divorce and the Holidays

The holidays can be hard for families that are going through a divorce.  Many families have established traditions that they look forward to year after year.  These traditions may include extended family, travel, religious rituals, festive parties, decorating a tree...